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a branch or a part of a tree that is dead

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someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded

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They are human beings and can get fatigued and this is where the technical bench comes in.What is the management doing to the deadwoods in the team?
There is no need for the deadwoods continue drawing salary even when the colleagues are physically and mentally ready to play because of injuries and other distractions.The fact that Isuza can play before recovering fully from an injury should be a pointer to the other louds that their time in the team is up.
President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to suspend or dismiss the "deadwoods" or useless officials in local government.
Completing the bill this time around will be Sunderland's cheeky indie kids THE DEADWOODS. Expect some catchy indie-pop ditties influenced by all things Barrat and Doherty.
LET'Sdo a review: Moyes seldom made full use of his own signings: Jeffers and McFadden were seldom given chance to play,and the old deadwoods were always preferred to the youngsters.